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Naga Reconciliation Prayer On May 13

DIMAPUR, May 11: Naga leaders will conglomerate in Kohima from May 13 to participate in the 3-day prayer program for the Naga reconciliation. Organized by Naga Shisha Hoho Prayer Group, leaders of the Naga Hoho, the United Naga Council (UNC), Naga Students’ Federation (NSF), Naga Mothers Association... 

Nagas Renew Pledge To Pursue Goal

A memorial service held to commemorate first anniversary of the Mao Gate firing incident. Image Credit: Sangai Photo MAO, May 6: Thousands of Nagas gathered here today to mark the first death anniversary of Neli Chakho and Dikho Loshou who were killed in police firing this day a year ago during a rally... 

UNLF Derides Muivah’s Communal Policy

IMPHAL, Apr 21: NSCN-IM leader Th Muivah is still unable to shed his communal politics even after he had tasted defeat on several occasions because of the same exclusive policy, alleged the proscribed UNLF. On account of his parochial outlook, the Naga groups have split several times in the course of... 

NSCN Decries Home Ministry’s Allegations

IMPHAL, Apr 21: The NSCN in its joint council meeting of the steering committee members and the council of kilonsers at its council headquarters today has taken strong exception to the allegation leveled against it by the Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi of purportedly planning to assassinate SC Jamir. In... 

Naga Militant Game Plan In Arunachal Pradesh

ARUNACHAL Pradesh may not fall in the ambit of the ongoing Naga peace talks but the manner in which both factions of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland have transformed the strategic border state’s Tirap and Changlang districts, adjoining Nagaland, into a turf war must cause grave concern.... 

Positive Signs In Reconciliation Drive

DIMAPUR, Apr 3: There has been encouraging development with regards to the ongoing Naga reconciliation process which had witnessed a roller coaster ride in recent time. The NSCN-K has expressed its commitment of holding the “highest level meeting” of the Naga underground leaders. Meeting of topmost... 

Naga Movement In Manipur: Its Genesis And Impact On State Politics

Over the decades, the Naga integration movement has predictably served to catalyze and consolidate oppositional democratic politics along ethnic lines and furthering hill-valley divide in Manipur. This trend has exacerbated in the last decade as NSCN-IM seems to seek a negotiating leverage from the deepening... 

BRIEF NEWS: March 18, 2011

Lethod shell found IMPHAL, Mar 17: A live lethod shell was found while digging the earth for construction of a house at Uripok. The live Lethod shell was detected while digging trenches for the pillars of the house being constructed for one Sorokhaibam Jugeshware near the Jas Gas Station, Uripok at a-round... 

Hills-Valley ‘Divides’ or Afraid of Modernity? — III

In contrast to the hills, there have been continuous changes in the valley; the concept and composition of valley population, its democratic and administrative institutions or in other aspects. Valley is inhabited by Meiteis (numerically the largest) followed by Manipuri Muslims (Pangals), Nagas, Kukis... 

Hills-Valley ‘Divides’ or Afraid of Modernity? — II

It is a great idea to have exchange of views on the issues, challenges and political demands as well their resolutions/solutions for improving the living conditions of the people and progressive Manipur. I really appreciate R Rungsung for taking seriously to my article published in The Sangai Express... 

New Ray Of Hope Dawns On FNR Move

Naga rebels with FNR members. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. DIMAPUR, Mar 8: After days of uncertainty and tension, a ray of hope has dawned on the Naga reconciliation process after the NSCN-K, NSCN-IM and FGN/NNC met today in Dimapur in the presence of the members of Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR)... 

EDITORIAL: Price Tag Of Peace

Everything has a price and this price need not necessarily have to be understood through the prism of a monetized system, but pay one must for the price of everything, from cutting down a tree in the forest to the indiscriminate use of plastics to the never ending tendency of the human race to exploit... 

NSCN-IM Insurgency Instigated By China

China Flag. NSCN-IM has a lot to answer and with it, New Delhi too owes the nation some explanation. Why has the NSCN-IM thought it necessary to station a permanent representative in China even as peace talks with the Indian Government are supposed to be at an advanced stage? National Socialist Council...